Sunday, July 20, 2008

Rag Rug Making

Rag Rug kit from Deborah Hastings

While I was in Clovelly I met Deborah Hastings who was sitting in the old fishermans cottage demonstrating rag rug making. I've been wanting to make myself a rag rug for a long time, but have never been able to find myself the perfect bit of hessian to use as the base (a pretty bad excuse for not starting something I have to admit). Deborah was selling small starter kits for both 'hooky' and 'proddy' rag rug making, so I treated myself to a kit with her reassurance that all i'd need is a pair of scissors to get going. Of course she didn't take into consideration my complete and utter inability to start anything without at least 4 years of thinking about it before hand (the patchwork quilt is still in the planning stage and possibly will be for many years to come). Luckily help is at hand in the form of Deborah and her workshops- next month she will be hosting a rag rug workshop in Glastonbury Rural Life museum and I promised I'd see her there. It's only £4 per session (morning or afternoon) so i'm hoping to take her up on the offer to do both sessions and meet some of the 'similarly afflicted' as she called them.

1 comment:

Miss Frugality said...

Good luck with the workshop.It sounds exceptionally good value for money! I made a hooked rug once,but it was only about 18" square .I always meant to make a proper sized one ,and a quilt...someday!